Gps monopoly in london

Hasbro’s Monopoly live takes place in london, where players can buy hotels and apartments and collect virtual rent, while prices are determined by real life traffic data, taken from 18 GPS equipped cabs that roam around london. Every million a player makes gets them one entry to a draw, that will get them a year’s worth of rent or mortgage:

Header_large “Gamer Matthew Knight, a British website developer, has been playing Monopoly Live since it launched last month, and hopes his knowledge of the city’s true traffic patterns can provide an edge over other players. For example, the world’s largest tennis tournament has compelled him to invest heavily in Wimbledon and surrounding properties last week.

“That someone had the idea to tag up London taxis with GPS and use them as pawns in a giant interactive board game: Geek++,” Knight said. “

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